Blogs / Articles

  • C.R.A.P.: Collectibles Rare And Precious August 19, 2013 See what C.R.A.P. is available THIS week (and remember, proceeds help pay for trade-school scholarships). read more...
  • A Talk About Ted August 17, 2013 Back in 2008, I got an invite to speak at something called EG, or “The Entertainment Gathering.” The Entertainment Gathering is a conference that evolved from TED, another well-known speaker series that I had never heard of. Against my natural instincts, I wound up attending EG, and spoke for exactly 20 minutes, as instructed. I had no recollection of what ... read more...
  • A Platitude With Attitude August 15, 2013 Here’s a platitude with attitude, pictured on a wall. It would be great to see more of these. read more...
  • Why “Work Smart, Not Hard” is the Worst Advice in the World – Popular Mechanics Article August 14, 2013 Work smarter, not harder? Don’t tell Mike Rowe, who has met some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy. Here is what Mike has to say about the advice he received from his high school guidance counselor Mr. Dunbar: “When I was 17 my high ... read more...
  • Mea Culpa, Bryan Cranston August 11, 2013 Back in 2008, I gave myself a time out. I’m hoping Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad can release me. read more...
  • Mike Posts on Facebook about Bill Maher Appearance July 17, 2013 Well, hi there, Bob. How’s it going? Since your comment is not the only one ... read more...
  • The “Other” Side July 16, 2013 These days, people get bent simply if I appear on shows they don’t like, or sit too close to people they don’t care for. What’s up with that? read more...
  • Profoundly Disconnected June 19, 2013 Back in the late ’70s, a poster hung in my high school guidance counselor’s office. It was part of a college recruitment campaign called Work Smart Not Hard. In the long history of bad advice, you’d have to look pretty hard to find something dumber than this. And yet, the expression is still with us. So…with a little creative license ... read more...
  • Work Smart Not Hard? Really? June 18, 2013 This is the worst advice I’ve ever seen. Who’s with me? read more...
  • A Dandy Time June 16, 2013 Last night I saw The Dandy Warhols at The Fillmore. One of the best shows I’ve seen in years. read more...
  • Holy C.R.A.P. June 11, 2013 It’s working … read more...
  • Welcome to MikeRowe.com June 5, 2013 For many years, some other guy named Mike Rowe owned mikerowe.com. He didn’t do anything with it, but he nevertheless refused to sell it for what I felt to be a reasonable sum. I saw this as a sign from above, and an ideal excuse to not launch my own personal website. read more...
  • Um … June 1, 2013 Kristen thinks this spectrogram of my voice is pretty. Whatever. read more...
  • Zack’s Secret Sacrifice May 30, 2013 The other week on Deadliest Catch, deckhand Zack Larson was pretty well lambasted by the narration. Here I present a different view of what might have been broadcast. read more...
  • A Special Thanks to Dad May 27, 2013 To sum up, Happy Father’s Day, Dad, three weeks in advance. And Happy Memorial Day, right on time. read more...